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Cities and Towns

State of South Carolina

South Carolina, abbreviated "SC", is in the South Atlantic region of the U.S. Its capital is Columbia. There were 4,777,576 people in South Carolina as per 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, BLS.gov. The state ratified the US Constitution and officially became part of the country on May 23, 1788.

Please explore the cities and towns of South Carolina, below.

Top South Carolina College Towns

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1 Columbia 19 43,151
2 Greenville 11 21,774
3 Spartanburg 10 15,370
4 Charleston 8 37,635
5 North Charleston 5 1,007
6 Rock Hill 5 11,069
7 Sumter 4 5,364
8 Florence 4 10,443
9 Myrtle Beach 3 369
10 Orangeburg 3 7,753
11 Greenwood 3 7,968
12 Denmark 2 1,477
13 Anderson 2 3,325
14 Aiken 2 3,484
15 West Columbia 2 10,969
16 Conway 2 17,360
17 LAKE CITY 1 0
18 Camden 1 18
19 Walterboro 1 41
20 Mullins 1 53

Largest South Carolina Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWN POPULATION
Abbeville 5,197
Aiken 30,183
Allendale 3,261
Anderson 26,978
Andrews 2,842
Arcadia Lakes 956
Atlantic Beach 285
Awendaw 1,415
Aynor 713
Bamberg 3,501
Barnwell 4,664
Batesburg-Leesville 5,251
Beaufort 12,839
Belton 4,247
Bennettsville 8,834
Bethune 290
Bishopville 3,342
Blacksburg 1,975
Blackville 2,203
Blenheim 137

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

People

Total Population 4,777,576
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 15.2%
Employed Population 16+ 2,062,681
Age of the Population 38.6

Families

% of people married 47.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.8%
Median Earnings25+ $31,801
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,563
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,698

Wealth

Median Family Income $56,343
% Above Poverty Level 82.1%
% Below Poverty Level 17.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 28%
Median Gross Rent $790
Median House Value $139,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 38.5%
US/American 0%
English 9.3%
Irish 9.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Notable Places

Charles Pinckney (Historic Site)
1214 Middle Street
Sullivans Island, South Carolina 29482
843-881-5516

Congaree (Park)
Congaree National Park
Hopkins, South Carolina 29061-9118
803-776-4396

Cowpens (Battlefield)
Mailing address
Chesnee, South Carolina 29323
864-461-2828

Fort Moultrie (Monument/Memorial)
1214 Middle Street
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina 29482
843-883-3123

Fort Sumter (Monument/Memorial)
1214 Middle Street
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina 29482
843-883-3123

Kings Mountain (Battlefield)
2625 Park Rd.
Blacksburg, South Carolina 29702
864-936-7921

Ninety Six (Historic Site)
Post Office Box 496
Ninety Six, South Carolina 29666
864-543-4068

Overmountain Victory (Trail)
2635 Park Road
Blacksburg, South Carolina 29702
864-936-3477

South Carolina flag
South Carolina State Flag

South Carolina seal
South Carolina State Seal

South Carolina quarter
South Carolina State Quarter

Info for South Carolina Government Officials

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